This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.



Choose your Username.  For the privacy and safety of you and/or your sailor, NO LAST NAMES ARE ALLOWED, even if your last name differs from that of your sailor (please make sure your URL address does not include your last name either).  Also, please do not include your email address in your user name. Go to "Settings" above to set your Username.  While there, complete your Profile so you can post and share photos and videos of your Sailor and share stories with other moms!

Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

All Hands Magazine's mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...and visit - America's Navy and to learn more.

OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Kaye S.
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Mom of a Submariner (Nuclear Machinist's Mate).
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Needed to learn more about it
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Be a sanctuary. Calling Mom should be comforting. Always try to be upbeat, supportive, and on his side... he has many pressures and really needs a cheerleader, not a coach.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 6:34am on February 1, 2017, yvette said…
Well I have to admit you definitely have me there .you know when my husband was in we never missed a Christmas it's weird lots of birthdays most of our anniversaries but he was always home at Christmas. My son is going to be getting off his boat pretty soon .right now he's out he's due for Shore Duty I think a couple months from now but I don't know depends you know how things change with the Navy. I told my husband now maybe he can find someone settle down and have a baby before he goes back on another sub he just laughed at me.. we actually didn't get married till my husband was 28. My son just turned 24 but he said he hasn't had time for settling down so we'll see.
At 1:39pm on December 16, 2016, carols_kitchen said…

Long time, no chat. How are things going with you? We had our Bubblehead for 72 hours. He was here to photograph a friend's wedding. It was so nice to have dinner with he and his wife. Just chatting about nothing. Miss that the most. 

At 8:21pm on August 2, 2016, lemonelephant said…

You can set it to "Members" rather than "Anyone" and then members of the site can stop by, but not just "Anyone" out there can.

At 3:45am on June 19, 2016, lemonelephant said…

Make at least change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link).

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP Code to one that is not easily associated with your Sailor.

At 3:45am on June 19, 2016, lemonelephant said…

I see you have joined USS PENNSYLVANIA Sub Moms; you may also want to check out Bangor/Bremerton/Kitsap Sailors and Family an/or NUKE moms. Groups for vessels are more active when the vessel is underway than when the vessel in in port.

At 6:31pm on August 24, 2015, skeeter said…

hi !! is this a  closed group or can you join if you have a sailor who is a submariner thank michelle

At 6:15pm on October 26, 2008, Pat said…
Andrew graduated on 14 march MM...his group lined up to the far left of the diaz...he lived up on Bridgetown Rd...was in a car accident with his Nissan at the mall south of base, bought a used green Mustang. Was into rifles and spent a lot of his down time at the shooting range north of base. Andrew is a history buff, but his roommate called him a brain because he could do the ET and EM work as well as the MM. To answer your question he was assigned to the USS Oklahoma City out of Norfolk, but he was temp assigned to a second sub in dry dock in NH, while his was out to sea (the Navy took some officers that needed their sea legs b4 Andrew and two others that were assigned out of GC)...and now the Oklahoma is in dry Andrew will spend his first two years in the Navy on shore duty.

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